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  • An Unappropriated World - Recent paintings by Sylvia Hays at Orkney Museum

    An Unappropriated World - Recent paintings by Sylvia Hays at Orkney Museum

    This Saturday 6 November, sees the opening of a new exhibition at The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall - “An Unappropriated World”, Recent Paintings by Sylvia Hays is a stunning collection of paintings, fed by the Orkney landscape in all its moods.

    27 October 2021

  • Orkney Matters – Your Place, Your Future

    Orkney Matters – Your Place, Your Future

    Calling all Orkney residents – do you want to be involved in shaping your community’s future?

    The LEADER Local Action Group, the council and Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) want to hear what’s important to you about the place in which you live – whether that be development, the countryside, play areas, sports and leisure, shops and services, activities and connectivity, to name a few.

    27 October 2021

  • Road works update - 27 October 2021

    Road works update - 27 October 2021

    We have a road works update for you for the remainder of this week, into next and beyond.

    Works are progressing with the slab repairs in Kirkwall which will hopefully be completed within the next couple of weeks.

    27 October 2021

  • Sunday 31 October toilet closures

    Sunday 31 October toilet closures

    Members of the public are advised that Orkney’s public toilets will be closed for one day this Sunday.

    These facilities can sadly become a target of vandalism on Halloween and therefore it is normal practice that on 31 October the facilities are closed to the public.

    27 October 2021

  • GMB 100 knitted hats raise £2.5k for charity

    GMB 100 knitted hats raise £2.5k for charity

    Two local charities  - Orkney Blide Trust and The Youth Café - are to benefit from an equal share of £2,500 following the successful auction of more than 100 “hats for George”.

    Orkney Library & Archive and the George Mackay Brown Fellowship auctioned off 111 hats which were knitted and donated from around the world as part of the celebration events for the centenary of Orcadian poet and writer George Mackay Brown who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 17 October 2021.

    27 October 2021

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